A major contributor to the longevity and efficiency of the forest industry in Central West NSW is the availability of appropriate infrastructure to ensure a secure resource and safe, low-cost logistics. The risk of large fire events is expected to increasingly impact on plantation forestry and the Central West may need to adopt additional practices or equipment in order to remain adequately prepared.

A unique advantage of Oberon is that is has existing rail infrastructure that could potentially be utilised by industry to expand the range and which raw materials can be sourced and deliver low cost freight options for manufactured timber products to their major markets.